Places of Worship Walk in Bangkok, Bangkok

Bangkok is an old metropolis that has been home to a diverse population of cultures, nationalities and religious beliefs for centuries. While Buddhism is by far the biggest religion, spiritual tolerance has long facilitated the co-existence of other faiths in the Thai capital. In fact, some of the churches are among the most impressive foreign buildings in all of Bangkok. Take our tour to see the most visited places of worship in the Thai capital.
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Guide Name: Places of Worship Walk in Bangkok
Guide Location: Thailand » Bangkok (See other walking tours in Bangkok)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.4 km
Author: valery
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Santa Cruz Church

1) Santa Cruz Church

Santa Cruz Church is a small Roman Catholic Church located on the east side of the Chao Phraya River close to Memorial Bridge. It is one of the landmarks of the Portuguese community at the river coast of Thonburi District.

In 1516, Portugal signed a treaty with Thailand to supply ammunitions and as a result obtained the rights to reside, trade and practice their religion in Thailand. When Ayutthaya was defeated in 1767, the Portuguese continued with their military support to King Taksin so...   view more
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Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke

2) Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke

Situated at the foot of the Memorial Bridge Phra Pathom, Buddha Yodfa Chulaloke is a monument in Bangkok. It is named after the King Rama I of Chakri dynasty and is built to honor the great king of Bangkok who had done many good reforms to uplift Bangkok.

King Rama I, formerly known as Thong Duang, was born in Ayutthaya on March 20, 1737 during the reign of King Barommakote. After the decline of Ayutthaya in 1767, he joined the royal palace as an officer. At the age of 25, he was promoted to...   view more
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Wat Samphanthawongsaram

3) Wat Samphanthawongsaram

Located near the Chinatown Gate and Wat Traimit, Wat Samphanthawongsaram or Wat Samphanthawongsaram Worawiharn is a very old third-grade royal Buddhist temple in the Sampheng district of Bangkok. Built during the Ayutthaya period, it was originally surrounded by a moat creating an island in the middle. The moat is joined the Chao Phraya River nearby. Local Thais also used to call this temple Wat Koh meaning "island temple" due to its locality being surrounded by water.

In 1796,...   view more
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Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha)

4) Wat Traimit (Temple of Golden Buddha) (must see)

Wat Traimit Witthayaram or the Temple of the Golden Buddha, an otherwise unexceptional temple, is the house of an astonishing Buddha image. Cast in solid gold weighing 5 and a half ton, the Golden Buddha is 3.98 m high and 3.13 m wide from knee to knee. Made of about 83% pure gold, the 15 foot tall seated image is worth millions of dollars at today's gold price.

The statue has a very unusual and colorful history. When Bangkok was established as the new capital, the Chakri Kings...   view more
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Holy Rosary Church

5) Holy Rosary Church

Though primarily a Buddhist country, Thailand has traces of Christianity that reflects Thailand’s religious harmony. With the advent of Portuguese traders in Bangkok in 1567, Christianity started establishing its roots in Thailand. Portuguese built their first Catholic Church (Santa Cruz Church) in Ayutthaya – capital of Thailand at that time. During 1662 French missionaries came to Bangkok and maintained their supremacy on the Catholic Church in Bangkok for next 200 years. As a result, the...   view more
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Assumption Cathedral

6) Assumption Cathedral

Assumption Cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bangkok. It is located in the Bang Rak district of Bangkok, near the Chao Phraya River. Materials for the construction of the Church are imported from France and Italy. The cathedral was named Assumption to honor the passage of the Virgin Mary to heaven after her death. On St. Mary’s Day on 15 August, she is commemorated at the church during The Feast of the Assumption.

The Assumption Cathedral was...   view more
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Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple

7) Sri Mariamman Hindu Temple (must see)

Located in Bang Rak district and standing proudly on the corner of a busy street, Sri Mariamman Indian Temple is one of the two Indian style Hindu Temples in Bangkok. The main god of the temple is Maha Mariamman also known as Uma Devi. She is the renowned Goddess of Death worshipped for her power to protect her believers against disease and death. Many important deities of Hindus are present in the shrine and worshippers can pray there. Some of these statues were especially brought from...   view more

Walking Tours in Bangkok, Thailand

Create Your Own Walk in Bangkok

Create Your Own Walk in Bangkok

Creating your own self-guided walk in Bangkok is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Wats and Temples of Bangkok

Bangkok's shrines are integral to the city's heart and soul. These edifices can impress and overwhelm even the most experienced traveler. In the city you'll find thousands of sites with decorated glass and ceramics and ornamented with complex configurations of painted gold. Take our tour of Wats and Temples to see the best of the many holy shrines Bangkok has to offer.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.5 km
Art Galleries Walking Tour in Bangkok

Art Galleries Walking Tour in Bangkok

Bangkok has an appealing selection of art that includes lively modern expressions and beautiful classical representations. Both public galleries and private galleries with artworks for sale are dotted around the city. Don't leave Bangkok without seeing the city's best galleries in our Art Galleries Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Chinatown Walking Tour in Bangkok

Chinatown Walking Tour in Bangkok

One of the city's brightest, most vibrant and interesting districts, Chinatown is packed with some of the best tourist spots in Bangkok including great museums and amazing temples. See the top sights with our Chinatown Walking Tour.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Famous Architecture Tour

Famous Architecture Tour

Bangkok's varied skyline is a true architectural inspiration, with its unique mix of strange buildings, Italian-inspired designs and modern tall towers. If you take a walk around the city's streets you'll find hidden passageways, regular houses, exhilarating foreign designs and luxurious modern structures. Get the best views of all these sights with our Famous Architecture Tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.6 km
Landmarks Walk in Bangkok

Landmarks Walk in Bangkok

Before modern times, Thai sculptors focused exclusively on creating images of Buddha, leading to Thailand being one of the world's best locations for Buddhist art. By the end of the 19th Century and the beginning of the 20th Century, Western fashions had begun to influence classical Thai art forms, particularly architecture and sculpture. Take our tour to see the top landmarks of the Thai capital.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.0 km
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Bangkok without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Bangkok, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km

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